Too good not to share, too long for facebook, not good enough to spam everyone with… that’s exactly what this blog is for. Top 10 Reasons the GOP Would Let the World Be Destroyed by an Asteroid ——————————————————————————– Assume that a huge “planet killer” asteroid on a direct collision course with the earth has been… Continue reading Top 10 Reasons the GOP Would Let the World Be Destroyed by an Asteroid
Via a post on RASSF: U.S. embassy owes a million pounds congestion charge 19 October 2006 LONDON: The U.S. Embassy in London owes more than a million pounds for the congestion charge in the capital, the mayor’s office said on Wednesday. London authorities say the charge on driving in the centre of the city is… Continue reading The ugly American, even in diplomatic service?
…and 51% of this country really voted to let this guy be second in line to the (metaphorical) big red button? Cheney Accidentally Shoots Fellow Hunter WASHINGTON – Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot and injured a man during a weekend quail hunting trip in Texas, his spokeswoman said Sunday.
…and I don’t mean karma. I was reminded of a wonderful coinage I was witness to on RASFF: “The Napoleon-Clarke Law: Any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice” Trying to find the exact phrasing, discovered it cited on someone’s blog. This in turn led me to another USENET post, one I missed, pointing out… Continue reading What goes around comes around…
From: Walgreen’s puts 4 Illinois pharmacists on leave for refusing to fill prescriptions for emergency contraception at AmericaBLOG I go to the pharmacy for medicine, not spiritual advice. If you’re opposed to the death penalty, don’t apply for a job as an excecutioner. If you’re allergic to animals, don’t become a vet. Refers back to… Continue reading Hey, a minor victory for the good guys…
What’s the Average Age Of The 2000+ US Soldiers Who Died In Iraq? 30. The average age of the soldiers who died in Vietnam was 19. It’s a sobering statistic — you can’t help but think about all those young lives cut short. Thanks to the end of the draft, the story is quite different… Continue reading Whatâ€™s the Average Age Of US Soldiers Who Died In Iraq?
On AMERICAblog: The Normalization of Treason, the Republicans’ gift to America If a senior White House staffer had intentionally outed an American spy during World War II, he’d have been shot. We’re at war, George Bush keeps reminding us. We cannot continue with business as usual. A pre-9/11 mentality is deadly. Putting the lives of… Continue reading “The Republicans’ gift to America”
This is global warming, says environmental chief As Hurricane Rita threatens devastation, scientist blames climate change By Michael McCarthy, Environment Editor Published: 23 September 2005 Super-powerful hurricanes now hitting the United States are the “smoking gun” of global warming, one of Britain’s leading scientists believes. The growing violence of storms such as Katrina, which wrecked… Continue reading Super-powerful hurricanes are the “smoking gun” of global warming
Bush Rules Out Tax Hike to Fund Recovery WASHINGTON – President Bush on Friday ruled out raising taxes to pay the massive costs of Gulf Coast reconstruction, saying other government spending must be cut to pay for a recovery effort expected to swell the national debt by $200 billion or more. Remember all the complaints… Continue reading BORROW and SPEND Republicans.
One of the greatest hours in radio history The Jounal of MultiMedia History has put on its website one of the best and most important dramas ever presented on radio, the 1954 Canadian play “The Investigator” by comedy writer Reuben Ship. It’s a laugh-out-loud parody of Joseph McCarthy and his hearings, where Joe goes to… Continue reading One of the greatest hours in radio history (and political satire)
From Attaturk on Eschaton: Today is the 80th Anniversary of the indictment of John T. Scopes. Makes you wistful for the good old days when William Jennings Bryan at least had some progressivism about him doesn’t it?
Minister ex-communicates members for not backing Bush The minister of a Haywood County [North Carolina] Baptist church is telling members of his congregation that if they’re Democrats, they either need to find another place of worship or support President Bush. Already, the Reverend Chan Chandler has ex-communicated nine members of East Waynesville Baptist Church. Another… Continue reading I just *LOVE* zealots…